Leica Mini M…more info…


Leica-Mini-M-camera-box-teaserThis was the image which came out yesterday….the box from last time is a little bit open and can see something like lens….well…it looks quite big….

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Leica Mini M

Then, this is the image which came out this morning…Seems like it is fixed lens camera with APS-C format.

In the other word, it is zoom lens version of Leica X2.

The lens isElmar 27-70mm (35mm equivalent) f/3.5-6.4…well…it is quite dark.

There are some APS-C point& shoot around in this world…but all of them came with fixed wide angle lens. For me, wide angle lenses are useless and that is how I kept staying away from those.

Sony R1...1st APS-c format point & shoot with zoom lens came out in 2005.

Sony R1…1st APS-c format point & shoot with zoom lens came out in 2005.

There was APS-C fixed Cirl Zeiss zoom lens camera called Sony R1. It was huge and ugly looking camera and 8 years later, the Mini M is much better looking….but I still don’t feel like spending $3,000.

 

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New Leica camera is coming in June 11 !!


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As the image of website says, Leica new camera called “Mini M” at this point is coming out in 11th of June.

I guess it is going to be the new “Mirrorless camera” they have been talking about…..

First of all, it is between M and X series.

Now, Leica M is about $7,000, M-E is $5,500 and X2 is $2,000 in the United States.
As it shows, Mini M is between M and X….this means the price range would be around $3,500 or so.

Next….what kind of camera is it going to be?
Leica M is good camera for some people…but not for everyone.
S2 is fixed lens camera.

This means Mini M has to be something more reasonable to anyone with inter-changable lens system.

But for Leica, It is too risky to start their own system including Auto-focus by themselves and that will also be quite expensive. That is how, I still think it is going to be OEM model of some Japanese mirrorless camera.

Future LEICA mirrorless camera???

This is something I predicted last year and was based on Fuji X-Pro1.
Back then, they announced that  Mirrorless camera was going to come out soon….but they withdraw the plan later on.

Then, I don’t know what they were doing until now…but at least something is arriving to market soon.

I still believe it is going to be OEM of Fuji X-E1 or future Panasonic GX2.

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I bought Leica Digilux 3 five years ago. It was reasonably priced and good camera until today. All I want now is….something to replace the aged Digilux 3!!